Translation of second-in-command in Spanish:

second-in-command

Pronunciation: /ˌsekəndɪnkəˈmænd; ˌsekəndɪnkəˈmɑːnd/

noun/nombre (plural seconds-in-command)

  • número dos (masculine and feminine) ([ persona directamente por debajo de la autoridad máxima de una organización, departamento etc ]) meet John, my second-in-command te presento a John, mi asistente ( or vice etc)
    More example sentences
    • He and his second in command then abandoned their army, leaving Grant's friend Buckner to surrender to him.
    • It is difficult to see Robinson as anything other than a second in command, a loyal lieutenant who fulfils his master's wishes.
    • I was still looking shocked as I dialed a phone number, not Stallings, but his second in command.

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